Title: Bird of Paradise Summary: A native girl falls for a visitor to her island, but she's chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god. Directed by: King Vidor Actors: Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures Release Date: 12 August 1932 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
A young man falls overboard and is saved by a beautiful Polynesian girl. They fall in love, but their idyll is smashed when the local volcano begins to erupt. The man discovers that the local custom is to sacrifice a young woman to the volcanic gods. They try to escape but realize that "east is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet."